Unlike Windows 7, Windows 8 was designed to work well on touchscreens, like those on tablets. It had colorful tiles on the Start screen that you could tap with your finger to open apps and do stuff. But if you were using a regular computer with a mouse and keyboard, some people found it a bit different and took some time to get used to.
Despite initial criticism for its interface changes, Windows 8 offered improved performance and security enhancements. It featured faster boot times, better resource management, and integration with Microsoft's online services.